Heart Disease Community
Cell Phone Interference on Holter Monitor?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Cell Phone Interference on Holter Monitor?

I wore a 24 hour holter monitor and my Dr. phoned me back in a panic and ordered me to get on beta blockers immediately.  Apparently my heart was normal, than suddenly out of nowhere, it went to 280bpm then there was a pause and then another 280bpm.  Then it normalized.  She said it was all within about 2 seconds.

Having recently put my cell phone next to my radio, I remembered cell phone interference sounds:  It's a rapid fire beat, then a pause and then a rapid fire beat (this pattern is quite usual).  I had a composer friend take a sound clip of cell interference and measure it.  It came out to 253bpp.  CLOSE!   I'm thinking this strange anomaly she freaked out about may have been caused by my cell phone because I was not instructed to keep it away from the monitor or the leads on my chest.

Has anyone actually seen a read out from an EKG or holter monitor report that contains cell phone interference?  Could you point me to a web page or otherwise where I might see how that pattern looks on paper?

Many Thanks.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Can Water Go Bad?
55 mins ago by gymdandee
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
1 hr ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ejoli commented on mckansas's status
9 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA